Celebrating the Sideboard

Celebrating the Sideboard

Often the unsung hero of the dining room, the sideboard gained prominence in the 19th century as households became prosperous enough to dedicate a separate room solely to dining. The dining table is obviously the focus of the room but a sideboard is a complementary piece that is not only practical but also aesthetically important. Also referred to almost interchangeably as a credenza, buffet or server, its purpose is to provide neat storage for tableware such as glassware, cutlery, fine china, candles, napkins and tablecloths, and will often consist of a combination of cabinets and drawers. The top surface is a space from which to serve the meal and on which to display impressive decorative items when not in use.

Tambour Sideboard in Aram Store

Its use does not have to be restricted to the dining room, of course. It can be just as useful in the living room, bedroom, home office or hallway, for example. As with many pieces of furniture, key considerations for buying a sideboard are size, function and look. How much space do you want it to take up and what exactly do you want to put in it? Does it need to fit in with existing decor or will it be the starting point for a new interior scheme? Aram Store offers a wide variety of solutions to these questions - including completely bespoke modular configurations that can be tailored specifically to your needs. Our experienced sales staff use powerful CAD software for brands such as USM, Montana and Porro and will help to narrow down what can seem bewildering choices.

To celebrate this unsung hero, we are offering 15% discount off all sideboards until the end of August 2021. Discounted prices are shown on the relevant product pages.

Here are a few examples from our range to provide inspiration:

Sheraton Sideboard by Acerbis
The award-winning Sheraton sideboard was designed in 1977 by Lodovico Acerbis and Giotto Stoppino and features revolutionary sliding and pivoting doors. A choice of seven rich, glossy lacquer colours.

Bykato Sideboard by Andersen Furniture
The Bykato by Andersen Furniture combines simplicity, timeless design and expert craftsmanship. An outer structure in a choice of four woods with internal surfaces in black lacquer and four sliding doors in a choice of laminate colours.

Tambour Sideboard by Naver Collection
The Tambour sideboard by Nissen & Gehl for Naver Collection, as its name suggests, features beautifully crafted tambour doors in a choice of wood finishes, paired with a gleaming white Corian top.

Minima 3.0 by MDF Italia
Minima 3.0 is MDF Italia's icon product - a modular system of three elements: shelf, frame, cabinets - with which you can create a bespoke piece. This elegant and minimal configuration is just over 3m long.

Magic Box Credenza by Glas Italia
The Magic Box by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia is also modular. Tempered glossy lacquered glass over a charcoal wood frame internally lined with mirror.

Couple Sideboard by Montana Mobler
The Montana modular storage system is ideal for sideboards. The Couple unit can be ordered in 42 lacquer colours and a choice of leg finishes.

Montana Mega Medium Open Unit
The Mega units extrapolate the Montana system into new 'mega' sizes, and the medium unit is the perfect height for a sideboard.

USM Sideboard with Flowerpots
The USM modular system has recently been expanded to include integrated plant pots in terracotta or basalt - this USM sideboard with three flowerpots is an ideal way to incorporate some greenery into the mix.

USM Medium Sideboard
Available in 14 lacquer colours on a chrome frame, this USM medium sideboard features four drop-down doors, two open sections and is just over 1 metre high.

If your ideal sideboard is not shown online, please contact the store to discuss your exact requirements.

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